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Apple Tree Creek
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Apple Tree Creek Hotel
Apple Tree Creek is located in Queensland
Apple Tree Creek
Apple Tree Creek
Location in Queensland
Population 639 (2016 census)
 • Density 26.96/km2 (69.8/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4660
Area 23.7 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Localities around Apple Tree Creek:
Isis Central North Isis North Isis
Eureka Apple Tree Creek Childers
Eureka Kullogum Kullogum

Apple Tree Creek is a rural town and locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. It was formerly known as Bodalla, the Dundaburra people of the Northern Kabi group name from the Gregory River Plum which to first Europeans looked like an apple. Prior to settlement of the Isis District which includes Apple tree Creek - the area was called Buth'arth translating to scrub. The town was renamed in 1962. In the 2016 census, Apple Tree Creek had a population of 639 people.


In 1887 Apple Tree Creek School was opened (which closed in 1969) and then later in 1896 a railway line extending from Childers to Cordalba was erected, bypassing Apple Tree Creek. The Apple Tree Creek Post Office opened around January 1909 (a receiving office had been open since 1898) and closed in 1975.

Heritage listings

Apple Tree Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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